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  • The Impact Of The Blur Between Product and Project Management

    Phil Phillips, Contributing Editor || August 17, 2015
    Project management is designed to make better use of existing resources by getting work to flow horizontally as well as vertically. You might ask how this could work since there are line managers responsible for P&L functioning in these same chan…

  • Key Topic at European Coatings Show is Costs

    Sean Milmo, European Correspondent || May 15, 2015
    A big topic of discussions at the ECS was the way cheap oil had or had not led to underlying decreaes in raw material costs.

  • Additives Industry Update

    Additives Industry Update

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor || January 19, 2015
    Pricing stability and a unique market position have industry suppliers hopeful for the coming year.

  • Do Great Leaders Need Experience?

    Phil Phillips, PhD, Contributing Editor || August 7, 2014
    As global consultants to the specialty chemicals industry over the past 39 years, we have witnessed the results of degrees of leadership capabilities that range from very poor to excellent. Of course, this range can be said of every industry at one t…

  • Keys to Successful Consulting

    Phil Phillips, Contributing Editor || May 8, 2013
    “We hate them but we love them”! This is often said of consultants in general yet over $100 billion dollars were spent globally on consultants in 2012. Individual consultants range along a continuum in talent and training from none to a d…

  • Product Success and Failures

    January 15, 2013
    Approximately 80 percent of new product innovation fails, highlighting the challenge that coatings, paints, adhesives, sealants and other specialty chemicals industry players face in innovating in today’s competitive market landscape. Failed in…

  • Low- & Zero VOC Paint Technology

    Kerry Pianoforte || May 7, 2009
    No longer merely a buzzword, demand for "green" coatings continues to increase for both the professional and DIY markets.

  • The purchase decision process

    Phil Phillips || January 12, 2006
    Who does the buying of the trillions of dollars' worth of goods and services needed by business organizations? Purchasing agents (PA) are certainly influential in direct straight re-purchase and modified re-purchase situations, whereas other departm…